SAFE SLEEP GOING HOME INFORMATION
The Safe Sleep Going Home Program was begun because premature, medically fragile and at-risk babies are at greater risk for Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). The purpose of the Safe Sleep Going Home Program is to provide NICU nursing staff “wearable sleep sack blankets” to reinforce their parent education about providing a safe sleep environment for parents. These sleep sacks blankets are recommended for infant sleep instead of a “baby blanket” for infants until the baby is old enough to roll over and sit up by themselves. By providing, the sleep sacks blankets we hope to support parents ability to provide a safe environment for their baby.
To request a wearable sleep sac blanket contact your NICU nurse or public health nurse and ask them to complete the attached Safe Sleep Going Home Request Form below and send it to [email protected] or fax it to 303-814-9577.
Through our Family Support Grant Program we also provide infant cribs to families of premature and medically involved infants. We do not recommend “baby boxes” for families, especially for premature infants. In addition, parents can use the infant cribs up until their baby is about one year old. If you would like to request an infant crib or other some health support services for your baby, ask your NICU nurse or public health nurse or primary care provider to complete the Family Support Grant Application below. The infant cribs are provided through the national Cribs for KidsÒ Program that has vetted the cribs to meet the AAP Safe Sleep Guidelines
If you do not have a public health nurse or primary care provider, you may contact us and we will assist you in finding someone to assist you. Please Contact Us if you have any questions.